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Advance tickets are available through MissionTix until Noon the day of the show. A limited number of tickets will be available at the theater starting one hour before the first show of the day, even when advance tickets are sold out by MissionTix


Justice Matters

500 Years: Life in Resistance
Pamela Yates - Guatemala, USA - 108 mins

Resistance is a way of life, as this film's subtitle implies. Nowhere is this truer than for Mayans in Guatemala, whose struggles are indelibly narrated in 500 Years, the third film in Pamela Yates' and Skylight Pictures' trilogy on the topic (with Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, winner of FFDC's 2012 Justice Matters award, and When ... more

Sunday, April 22
6:00 PM

The Cleaners
Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck - Germany, Brazil - 88 mins

Dive into a secret, third-world shadow industry of online content moderation. Here we meet five "digital scavengers," a handful of thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley whose job is to delete "inappropriate" content from the Internet. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected ... more

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 PM
Friday, April 27
8:30 PM

The Foreigner's Home
Rian Brown, Geoff Pingree - USA - 56 mins

Toni Morrison has much to say about shipwreck Earth, and her words resonate throughout an exhibition she guest-curated at the Louvre in 2006. Morrison invited renowned artists to join her in a public conversation about "foreignness" that she had been pursuing for years. The black victims of Hurricane Katrina are equated to Arab and African ... more

Thursday, April 26
6:00 PM
Saturday, April 28
7:00 PM

Naila and the Uprising
Julia Bacha - USA - 76 mins

It has been thirty years since the First Intifada, the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. In 1988, Naila Ayesh was a young mother who had already survived a brutal imprisonment and who was forced to make a choice between joining her exiled activist husband in Egypt or continuing ... more

Sunday, April 22
3:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24
6:00 PM

Playing God
Karin Jurschick - Germany - 96 mins

Unless you have been the survivor of a mass casualty incident like 9/11, the BP oil spill, Agent Orange, or the Central States pension plan battle, you probably don't know the name Kenneth R. Feinberg. If you have, you know it, and him, very well indeed. Feinberg was brought in by the Federal government on these and many other cases as ... more

Monday, April 23
6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24
6:30 PM

Brandon Kramer - Burkina Faso - 47 mins

If all politics is local, as they say, then so is all peace. The town of Saaba in Burkina Faso has gained international attention for its efforts to combat divisions in a region affected by violent extremism; in the Sahel region of West Africa, it borders strongholds of both Boko Haram and ISIS, so security is no small matter. But resilience ... more

Wednesday, April 25
6:00 PM

The Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck - Germany, France, Belgium - 118 mins

Oscar-nominated documentary director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) brings his considerable talents to this biopic of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the time they meet in 1844 till the rousing moment when they publish the Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Europe about to explode in revolution. Peck portrays the twentysomethings ... more

Friday, April 20
9:00 PM
Saturday, April 21
4:00 PM